SPT Forum – Promoting Youth Civic Engagement in the 2015 Federal Election

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Join us on Tuesday, July 28 from 2-5 p.m. at the College Street United Church, 452 College Street, corner of College and Bathurst! (We’ve moved to College Street United Church in order to accommodate more people). What? A forum to explore the barriers and opportunities to engage youth from a diversity of communities in the […]

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SPT Soundbites e-Bulletins

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2015

July 6, 2015

In This Issue: Announcement of SPT’s New Executive Director; Executive Committee’s Unanimous Vote for Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy; Action Alert: Prosperity Picnic in Front of City Hall as City Council Votes on Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy; and SPT Research and Policy Forum on Youth Civic Engagement Ahead of 2015 Federal Election

June 9, 2015
In This Issue: Highlights of SPT Annual General Meeting and Panel on Social Justice; C2C Coalition’s Six Discussion Papers on Priorities for Toronto’s New Poverty Reduction Strategy; Highlights of Inclusionary Zoning Forum; Ontario Government Labour Law Review and Public Consultations; and Newcomer Mental Health Symposium

May 13, 2015
In This Issue: Announcement of SPT Annual General Meeting and Panel on Social Justice; Forum on Inclusionary Zoning; SPT Senior Planner Recipient of Community Award; Highlights of Newcomer Youth and Recreation Conference; Policy Forum on School Closures; Etobicoke North Event on Regional Transit; Forum on Future of Youth Jobs Strategy; Ontario Labour Law Review and Call for Action; and Call to Action Against Privatization of Hydro One

April 9, 2015
In This Issue: Quarterly Report on SPT’s Activities; Frances Lankin Award Ceremony, Announcement to Hire New Executive Director; Call to Action on Toronto Poverty Reduction Plan; Toronto’s Living Wage Update; Fight for $15 and Fairness Campaign Launch; York South-Weston Community Forum on Food Security; Call to Action on Privatization of Garbage Pickup; and Petition to Stop Mass Deportation of Migrant Workers

March 6, 2015
In This Issue: Forum on Newcomer Youth and Recreation; Forum on Mergers, Integrations and Amalgamations in Community Sector; Campaign against 4 Year Limit on Migrant Workers; and Call for Nominations: Board of Directors

February 9, 2015
In This Issue: City Councillors’ Budget Town Halls; Action Alerts on Reducing Poverty through Public Investments and Reinstating Long-Form Census; Former SPT Board Member Recipient of the Order of Canada; and Educational Evening at City Hall Rotunda on Middle Childhood

January 15, 2015
(Special Edition on City of Toronto’s 2015 Budget)
City of Toronto’s Budget Process Kick-off and Important Dates; SPT Budget Forums; City Councillors’ Budget Meetings; C2C Campaigns’ Training Workshops; and TTCriders’ Asks re City Budget

2014

December 17, 2014
In This Issue: SPT 2014 Year-end Review Report; City of Toronto Budget Launch and SPT Forums; SPT Staff Recipient of Community Award; Forum on Youth Civic Engagement; Brown Canada Summit 2020; Newcomer Civic Participation Forum; and Toronto Ward Boundary Review

December 8, 2014
In This Issue: Ontario-Focused Job Site for Nonprofits; International Human Rights Day Public Forum; Report on Minimum Wage Earners and Where They Work; Toronto Ward Boundary Review; and Poverty Reduction Survey

October 24, 2014
In This Issue: Municipal Election Fact Sheets; Survey Responses from Municipal Election Candidates, “My First Time Toronto” Campaign; Community Services Day; and New Staff Announcements

August 19, 2014
In This Issue: SPT Job Postings for Researcher Positions, and SPT’s Role in Retaining Exemption from the City’s Lobbyist Registry for Non-Profits

June 5, 2014
In This Issue: SPT Provincial Election Fact Sheets; Research & Policy Forum on Participatory Budgeting; and Screening of Film on Police and Community in Toronto

May 8, 2014
In This Issue: SPT Annual General Meeting Proceedings; Book Launch and Panel Discussion on Streaming in Ontario Schools; and More News from Partners

April 16, 2014
In This Issue: Reminder for SPT’s Annual General Meeting; City Council Vote for a Poverty Reduction Strategy; SPT Forum on Toronto Municipal Election 2014; Action Alert on Ontario Government’s Bills to Protect Workers

March 31, 2014
In This Issue: Call to Action on Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Strategy; Highlights of Frances Lankin Award Event; SPT’s New Resources on Voter Turnout in 2012 and Socio-Economic Landscape of Waterfront Neighbourhoods

March 12, 2014
In This Issue: Kay Blair Recipient of Frances Lankin Award; Triple Threat to Equity Campaign Update; SPACE Coalition Event on Community Space in Neighbourhoods; a Call to Action on Toronto Ranked Ballot Act; Forum on Elimination of Racial Discrimination; and More Stories from Partners

February 28, 2014
In This Issue: Highlights of Forum on Social Impact Bonds; Reminders for SPT Frances Lankin Award Event and Nominations for Board of Directors; and More News

February 13, 2014
In This Issue: SPT in the News for Call on a Toronto Anti-Poverty Plan; Call for Nominations for Board of Directors; SPNO’s Statement on National Household Survey; and Other Updates

January 29, 2014
In This Issue: City Budget Final Decisions; C2C Community Grants Profile Series; and News from Partners

January 15, 2014
In This Issue: Detailed Report on City Budget 2014; City Councillors’ Budget Town Halls; City Budget Resources; SPT Forum on Social Impact Bonds; and Call for Nominations for Frances Lankin Award

2013

December 20, 2013
In This Issue: SPT Year-end Message: Sign Petitions for Bold Action against Poverty & $14 Minimum Wage – and Key Upcoming Dates in 2014

December 4, 2013
In This Issue: City Budget 2014 Analysis; C2C Budget Fact Sheets; Budget Meetings in Several Wards; Environment Justice Talk in Jane-Finch Neighbourhood

November 21, 2013
In This Issue: SPT Budget Forums; Report on Public Space and Public Use; NoJets TO Campaign; Petition to Demand Poverty Reduction Strategy for City of Toronto – plus More News

November 6, 2013
In This Issue: Research Roundtable on Youth Unemployment; SPT Budget Forums; and C2C Campaign Updates

October 24, 2013
In This Issue: Panel on Poverty Elimination; City’s Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020; Book Launch and More News

October 9, 2013
In This Issue: C2C Campaign Launch; Minimum Wage Rally; and More

September 11, 2013
In This Issue: Paper on Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy and Transit; Session on Social Justice Movement Building; and Much More

August 21, 2013
In This Issue: Report on Agencies Serving Undocumented Residents; Minimum Wage Protest; and Media Coverage of SPT’s Activities

August 7, 2013
In This Issue: Forums on Housing & Organizing for Change; Minimum Wage Campaign; and More Updates

July 17, 2013
In This Issue: Successful Petition Stops Contracting Out of City’s Jobs; Survey of Immigrant and Refugee Serving Agencies; News from Partners

July 3, 2013
In This Issue: SPT Recipient of Community Engagement Award; Updates on Triple Threat to Equity Campaign, Affordable Housing Forum and SPACE Coalition

June 19, 2013
In This Issue: Panel Discussion on Jobs & Workers’ Rights; Petition to Toronto District School Board to Stop Shortchanging Students; and More

June 5, 2013
In This Issue: Updates on Triple Threat to Equity Campaign; SPNO Research Forum; and More Stories

May 22, 2013
In This Issue: Triple Threat to Equity Campaign and Community Meetings; Announcement of SPT Annual General Meeting; City of Toronto’s Training on Wellbeing Toronto Website; and More

March 27, 2013
In This Issue: Frances Lankin Award Ceremony; SPT Staff Article on Role of Toronto Ombudsman; Updates from Poverty Free Ontario Coalition, SPACE & 25in5 Campaigns

March 6, 2013
In This Issue: SPT Symposium on Community Sector Mergers; Update from SPACE Coalition; and News from Partners

2012

December 21, 2012
In This Issue: SPT 2013 Symposium; “In School Out of School” Research Forum; and More Updates

November 9, 2012
In This Issue: Riding Profiles Launch; SPT Member Forum on City Budget; Scarborough Youth Awards and More

October 17, 2012
In This Issue: Updates on C2C Campaign; SPT Budget Forum and City Budget – and More News!

October 3, 2012
In This Issue: Countdown to 2012 City Budget; C2C Campaign Updates; and Alerts on Upcoming Policy Forums

August 31, 2012
In This Issue: Member Forum “Fair is Fair: Meet Toronto’s Ombudsman” – and Other Updates and News

August 8, 2012
In This Issue: SPT Statement on Community Voices and Violence; Call for Action to Save City’s Hardship Fund – and More

July 18, 2012
In This Issue: Policy Forum on Cuts to Services; TDSB Budget Games; and Updates on Garbage Fees for Charities

June 26, 2012
In This Issue: Action on Poverty Profile Release; Member Forum on Austerity Agenda; and More

June 8, 2012
In This Issue: Recommendations by Alliance for a Poverty-Free Toronto; Etobicoke Civic Action Group on Austerity Budgets; and Other Media and Community Updates

May 22, 2012
In This Issue: Call for Action on Charity Garbage Fees; SPT New Initiative in Scarborough; and Other Updates

May 2, 2012
In This Issue: Member Forum on Garbage Fees for Charities; and Other Reports and Reminders

April 20, 2012
In This Issue: Policy Forum on Co-Op & Non-Profit Housing; Roundtable on Income Inequality; and Other Updates

April 4, 2012
In This Issue: Registration for Frances Lankin Event; SPT Annual General Meeting and Policy Forums – Other News and Calls for Action

March 21, 2012
In This Issue: SPT Forums on Housing & Employment and Corporate Partnerships with Schools; Updates on Annual General Meeting and Local Immigration Partnership project in Weston Mount-Dennis

March 9, 2012
In This Issue: Updates on Frances Lankin Award Event, Nominations for SPT Board of Directors and Lost in the Shuffle report; Announcement of New Staff Member at SPT

February 14, 2012
In This Issue: Call for Nominations: Frances Lankin Award; Highlights of TDSB’s Human Resource Committee’s Meeting; Budget Watch 2012 Update

January 19, 2012
In This Issue: Final City Budget Vote; Commitment to Community Achievements; and Other News and Updates

2011

December 21, 2011
In This Issue: Call for Action on City Budget; Deputation on Housing; Report on Impacts of City Core Services Review; and More!

November 30, 2011
In This Issue: Community Gathering to Save City’s Housing Support Services; Actions on International Day for Eradication of Poverty; and Community Organizing in Scarborough

November 15, 2011
In This Issue: Call for Action to Save City’s Hardship Fund; Housing Action Now Public Forum; and Other Reports

November 1, 2011
In This Issue: Member Forum on City Budget; Meeting on Housing and Homelessness; New APCOL Project in Mount Dennis; and C2C Updates

October 19, 2011
In This Issue: SPT Member Survey on Organizational Strategic Direction; Forum on City Budget; SPT Report on Fees and Fundraising in TDSB

July 7, 2011
In This Issue: Forum on Social Assistance Review; Research Forum on Community Organizing and Policy Making; Report on Barriers to Youth Access to Space – and More!

June 23, 2011
In This Issue: SPT Recipient of Vital Ideas Award; Fees and Fundraising Updates and More

June 8, 2011
In This Issue: Updates from Toronto Working Group on Poverty and C2C Campaign; Community Engagement in 2011 Federal Election

May 30, 2011
In This Issue: Research Forum on Justice and Equity on the Job; Thoughts on School Fundraising; SPT Deputation on Selling of TCHC Homes; & Other News

May 13, 2011
In This Issue: City Budget 2012 Alert; Poverty-Free Ontario Gathering; Privatization of Garbage Collection; and TDSB Budget Consultations

April 28, 2011
In This Issue: SPT’s Annual General Meeting and Spring Symposium; Session on Community Planning; Deputation on Solid Waste and Democratic Process – and More!

April 20, 2011
In This Issue: SPT’s Spring Symposium; Commitment to Community Campaign; Service Resource Guide for Non-Status Immigrants in Urdu – and More!

March 30, 2011
In This Issue: SPT Annual General Meeting; Poverty-Free Ontario Update; News from Partners

March 16, 2011
In This Issue: Research Forum on Affordable Housing; Update on 25in5 Campaign; and More

March 1, 2011
In This Issue: Report on City Budget Decisions; Anti-Poverty Roundtable in Etobicoke; Update on Local Immigration Partnership Project

February 18, 2011
In This Issue: Policy Roundtable on Public Accountability & Service Delivery; Detailed Report on City Budget; and Much More

February 4, 2011
In This Issue: Discussion on Inequities in School Fees; School for Low-Income Kids; and Other Updates

January 19, 2011
In This Issue: City Budget Process Update; Efforts to Tackle Poverty in Toronto; and News from Partners

2010

December 16, 2010
In This Issue: Frances Lankin Community Tribute; Real Cost of Public Education; and City Budget Watch Dates

December 1, 2010
In This Issue: Highlights of Research and Policy Forum on the Relationship between Community Sector and Ontario Government; Save the Census Campaign Update; Taking Action on Housing; and More

November 16, 2010
In This Issue: Details of Forum on Relationship between Non-Profits and Ontario Government; Call on Federal Government to Take Action on Housing; City Council Endorsement of Participatory Budget; and Much More

November 1, 2010
In This Issue: Town Hall on Federal Government’s Role in Affordable Housing; Snapshot of Recent Developments in Mount Dennis; and More

October 15, 2010
In This Issue: Municipal Candidates’ Position on Poverty; “Footprint on the City” Report; and Community Resource Guide for Non-Status Immigrants

September 30, 2010
In This Issue: Forum on Women, City Services and Municipal Election; Toronto Open Budget Initiative; and Making Commitments on Poverty

September 16, 2010
In This Issue: SPT “Toronto Votes” Kits; Student Placements at SPT; and Ontario’s Social Landscape of Local Communities

August 31, 2010
In This Issue: Forum on Schools as Community Hubs; “Save the Census” Campaign Update; and More

August 17, 2010
In This Issue: Local Immigration Partnership Project Update; Article on Reality of Living on Social Assistance; and More

August 4, 2010
In This Issue: Fight to Keep Census; SPT’s Symposium on Schools as Community Hubs; News from Our Partners

July 20, 2010
In This Issue: Forum on Responding to Partnership Projects; SPT’s New Study on Barriers to Higher Education for Non-Status Immigrant Students; Long Form Census and More

April 26, 2010
In This Issue: Research & Policy Forum; Call for Nomination for SPT Board of Directors; and City Council’s Budget Process

April 12, 2010
SPT Soundbites e-Bulletin Is Back!
In This Issue: City-wide Transit Effort; Local Immigrant Partnerships; and SPT’s Response to 2010 Provincial Budget

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Announcement – New Executive Director Social Planning Toronto

Posted on 26. Jun, 2015 by .

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After a rigorous selection process, Social Planning Toronto is very pleased to announce that we have selected Sean Meagher as our new Executive Director. Sean has a long history in community engagement and community development across Toronto, with a record of innovative and inclusive strategies that reflect Social Planning Toronto’s values and commitment. Sean has, […]

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SPT Research Reports

Posted on 26. Jun, 2015 by .

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Reports by Year

2014
Where are Minimum Wage Earners in Ontario Working?
The Economy and Resilience of Newcomers: Exploring Newcomer Entrepreneurship
The Hidden Epidemic: A Report on Child and Family Poverty in Toronto
Building Toronto, Creating Community: The City of Toronto’s Investment in Nonprofit Community Services

2013
Toward a Poverty Elimination Strategy for the City of Toronto
Public Space for Public Use: A Review of Community Access to School and Municipal Facilities in Ontario
It All Begins with Space: Maximizing Use of Public Assets for Engaged and Healthier Neighbourhoods in Toronto
Accessing Community Programs and Services for Non-Status Immigrants in Toronto: Organizational Challenges and Responses
Lost in the Shuffle: In Support of Children in Transition – Parent Resource Manual and Workshop
Lost in the Shuffle: In Support of Children in Transition – Staff Resource Manual and Workshop
Toronto Shelter Providers: A Short Survey

2011
Public System, Private Money: Fees, Fundraising and Equity in the Toronto District School Board 
Another Winter, Another Spring: Toronto Youth Speak Out about Space

2010
Toronto Community Services Resource Guide for Non-Status Immigrants  (chinese, english, spanish, tamil, urdu)
Footprint on the City: A Portrait of the City-Wide Agency Network and Toronto Neighbourhood Centres
Policy without Practice: Barriers to Enrollment for Non-Status Immigrant Students in Toronto’s Catholic Schools
A Recovery-Free Zone: The Unyielding Impact of the Economic Downturn on Nonprofit Community Social Services in Ontario
A Recovery-Free Zone: The Toronto Bulletin

2009
Hard Hit: The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Nonprofit Community Social Services in Ontario
Hard Hit: The Toronto Story
Toronto’s Social Landscape: 10-Year Trends, 1996-2006
Progress and Pitfalls: A Review of Community Use of Schools and Access to Municipal Spaces
Uninsured: Why EI is Failing Working Ontarians
Sick and Tired: The Compromised Health of Social Assistance Recipients and the Working Poor in Ontario
Middle Childhood Matters: An Inventory of Full-Week After-School Programs for Children 6-12 Years in Toronto

2008
What Was Heard: Residents’ Thoughts on Revitalizing Alexandra Park
The Right to Learn: Access to Public Education for Non-Status Immigrants

2007
Lost in the Shuffle: The Impact of Child Homelessness on Children’s Education in Toronto
Breaking Down Barriers: Opening Up Ontario’s Schools for Expanded Community Use

2006
On the Front Lines of Toronto’s Community Service Sector: Improving Working Conditions and Ensuring Quality Services
On the Front Lines of Toronto’s Immigrant- and Refugee-Serving Sector

2005
Renewing Toronto’s ESL Programs … Charting a Course Towards More Effects ESL Program Delivery
Opening the Doors to Ontario’s Schools: Community Use of Schools Program, Year One Impacts and Opportunities

2004
Community Voices: Young Parents in Toronto Speak Out About Work, Community Services and Family Life

Reports by Issue Area

Labour Markets & Income Security
Where are Minimum Wage Earners in Ontario Working?
The Economy and Resilience of Newcomers: Exploring Newcomer Entrepreneurship
The Hidden Epidemic: A Report on Child and Family Poverty in Toronto
Toward a Poverty Elimination Strategy for the City of Toronto
Uninsured: Why EI is Failing Working Ontarians
Sick and Tired: The Compromised Health of Social Assistance Recipients and the Working Poor in Ontario
Community Voices: Young Parents in Toronto Speak Out About Work, Community Services and Family Life

Public Education & Human Development
Lost in the Shuffle: In Support of Children in Transition – Parent Resource Manual and Workshop
Lost in the Shuffle: In Support of Children in Transition – Staff Resource Manual and Workshop
Public System, Private Money: Fees, Fundraising and Equity in the Toronto District School Board 
Policy without Practice: Barriers to Enrollment for Non-Status Immigrant Students in Toronto’s Catholic Schools
Middle Childhood Matters: An Inventory of Full-Week After-School Programs for Children 6-12 Years in Toronto
The Right to Learn: Access to Public Education for Non-Status Immigrants
Lost in the Shuffle: The Impact of Child Homelessness on Children’s Education in Toronto
Renewing Toronto’s ESL Programs … Charting a Course Towards More Effects ESL Program Delivery

Community Infrastructure
Building Toronto, Creating Community: The City of Toronto’s Investment in Nonprofit Community Services
Public Space for Public Use: A Review of Community Access to School and Municipal Facilities in Ontario
It All Begins with Space: Maximizing Use of Public Assets for Engaged and Healthier Neighbourhoods in Toronto
Accessing Community Programs and Services for Non-Status Immigrants in Toronto: Organizational Challenges and Responses
Toronto Shelter Providers: A Short Survey
Another Winter, Another Spring: Toronto Youth Speak Out about Space
Toronto Community Services Resource Guide for Non-Status Immigrants (chinese, english, spanish, tamil, urdu)
Footprint on the City: A Portrait of the City-Wide Agency Network and Toronto Neighbourhood Centres
A Recovery-Free Zone: The Unyielding Impact of the Economic Downturn on Nonprofit Community Social Services in Ontario
A Recovery-Free Zone: The Toronto Bulletin
Hard Hit: The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Nonprofit Community Social Services in Ontario
Hard Hit: The Toronto Story
Toronto’s Social Landscape: 10-Year Trends, 1996-2006
Progress and Pitfalls: A Review of Community Use of Schools and Access to Municipal Spaces
What Was Heard: Residents’ Thoughts on Revitalizing Alexandra Park
On the Front Lines of Toronto’s Community Service Sector: Improving Working Conditions and Ensuring Quality Services
On the Front Lines of Toronto’s Immigrant- and Refugee-Serving Sector
Breaking Down Barriers: Opening Up Ontario’s Schools for Expanded Community Use
Opening the Doors to Ontario’s Schools: Community Use of Schools Program, Year One Impacts and Opportunities

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